Soldier Creek Trail is a 1.5 mile out and back trail located near Azusa, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Directions from Azusa, CA: Travel San Gabriel Canyon Road 25 miles north to the Crystal Lake Recreation Area.
One of my favorite hikes to escape the crowds. As of right now, the road to get here is closed due to mudslides.
Alot of bugs so be sure to put on bug spray. it was a short but great hike in the woods. oh and be prepared to drive 23miles up the mountain that was the best part.
Awesome trail in the woods below the Crystal Lake Store. Narrow in places with steep drops, I would not recommend this hike for small children. About 2/3rds of the way through the hike, you'll come to a nice stream. Hike back up to the road gets a bit steep but makes for a great workout. Definitely one of my favorite hikes.